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in the national debate about healthcare. the debut of dock meantly called the waiting room. janet live in oakland to explain how high land hospital plays the starring role. >> that's right, gasia. the debut is tonight in new york city. i talked with in the bay area about his film. he says that he spent months gathering hundreds of hoursf interviews with patients and staff cynthia johnson or c. j. is one of 70 thousand who works in high land hospital's emergency department. a non-stop high pressure job serving the 250 to 300 patients who come in every day often because they don't have insurance or primary care doctor. c. j. is also one of the people featured in a new dock meantly called the waiting room. the film shows the healthcare system through the eyes of patients and hospital staff. tonight the film has its premier in new york city with film maker high land ceo. nick spoke with us by phone. >> what we wanted to show with the film is what the reality and the struggle that both patients and institutions are going through, to be able to, you know, serve our national conversation is the privileg
drama that plays out every day. now a new film about the nation's healthcare system is getting oscar buzz. the documentary was filmed in the emergency room of oakland's highland hospital. >> one of the 75 staff that work in the emergency department. >> you just wait here and the doctor is going to come in and see you. >> they come in every day, often because they don't have insurance or a primary doctor. also featured in a new documentary called the waiting room. it shows the healthcare system through the eyes of patient and hospital staff. tonight, the film has its premiere in new york city. >> we wanted to be able to insert our film into the national conversation is a privilege, and something that we're really graham for. >> the -- grateful for. >> the film has no narrator. >> when i saw it, oh, my god, it was just awesome. i was just moved by it. i cried through the whole first showing. >> reporter: many people in oakland hope the national attention will spark dialogue about healthcare problems in the u.s. >> i was just impressed by the number of dimensions that he got in to film,
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